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Wishaw Care Home Receives ‘Very Good’ Inspection Rating

Beechwood care home have been heaped with praise by the Care Inspectorate, following an unannounced inspection. The Wishaw care home, under the ownership of Holmes Care Group, has been rated 5’s (Very Good) in all 4 inspection themes; care and support, environment, staffing and management and leadership.

Cathy Togneri, Manager at Beechwood said “The team work tirelessly to provide impeccable 24 hour care for our residents, and while we are confident the home is continually improving, we are absolutely delighted that the Care Inspectorate has confirmed this with such a positive report.”

The latest Care Inspectorate report is packed full of positive comments about all aspects of the care home’s services, stating that “the service continued to build on enabling residents to take a more active role within Beechwood, should they wish this. This included helping to cook at the breakfast club, working with the maintenance staff and carrying out some audits to improve the service. This gave people a real sense of belonging and contributing to the service.”

Beechwood has a dedicated team in place to organise activities for residents such as walking trips, barbecues, parties in the beautiful courtyard and trips to the local community.

In the report, the inspectors picked up on the full activity programme offered at the home, commenting on how the home “was engaging with the local community including joining a local walking group, memory spinners with Scottish Opera and working with a local primary school. The service has also enhanced the activities within the care home to include a yoga therapist and recent visits from therapy ponies.”

The home caters for 89 people and offers nursing, and personal care for those with dementia, as well as caring for young people with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Managing Director of Holmes Care Group, Sharifa Lakhani, believes the rating is testament to the hard work put in by staff.

She said: “We are delighted with the report’s findings.

“All our staff have worked incredibly hard, their determination to provide the very best care for our residents is reflected in the positive comments in the report.”

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